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MS08-006

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-006
Technical name:MS08-006
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Internet Information Services, Vulnerabilidad en Internet Information Services
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in Internet Information Services on Windows 2003/XP computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed on the vulnerable computer.

Affected platforms:

Other

First detected on:Feb. 13, 2008
Detection updated on:Feb. 13, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-006 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Internet Information Services on Windows 2003/XP computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed on the vulnerable computer. The affected versions of IIS are 5.1 and 6.0.

If exploited successfully, MS08-006 allows to perform actions on the IIS server with the same privileges as the Worker Process Identity (WPI), which is configured with Network Service account privileges by default.

In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker could pass specially crafted input to an ASP page.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.

Bear in mind that this bulletin replaces a previous one called MS06-034.